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Black and white portrait of John Glenn with hands on a globe in front of an American flag

An American in Orbit: The Story of John Glenn

Posted by: Angel Vu

This post was authored by Sean Bryant, Science Reference & Research Specialist in the Science, Technology, and Business Division of the Library of Congress. Fifty five years ago this week John Hershel Glenn Jr. rode an Atlas rocket into a cloudy February morning. In his Mercury space capsule Friendship 7, Glenn became the third person, …